…a location, the theme of numerous songs, the title of several movies, the focus of several books and even a flavor of ice cream.
The idea behind the Great Divide involves a span of distance physically, figuratively, and spiritually.
Abraham spoke of a great gulf separating the rich man and Lazarus, so no one could cross over from one side to the other.
Several areas arise to explain how a great divide is born and developed regarding spiritual leadership.
1) Pride: Nothing creates a greater division than pride. When people perceive a leader as proud or haughty, the message and leadership are no longer effective.
2) Selfishness: A focus on self develops nearsightedness. A self-centered spirit prevents a leader from seeing the possibilities in others and hinders growth.
3) Prejudice: Nations, families, and churches experience division over prejudice. To prejudge someone or a situation without proper information leaves a leader without good judgment.
The Great Divide can be an insurmountable barrier and destructive to our leadership. We must guard our words and actions to prevent the Great Divide